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The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.

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Pete Schuermann

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Pete Schuermann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Phillips ... Art Nelson
Jodi Lynn Thomas ... Lois Wiseman
Bill LeVasseur ... William Thourlby
Laurel Harris ... Helen Whittlesey
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Jon Lackey
Chris Winters Chris Winters ... Norman Boone / Barney
Jason Coviello ... Scott
Katie Bevard Katie Bevard ... Shannon O'Neil / Brett
Glenn Thayer ... Larry Burell / Narrator
Jeffery Jesmer Jeffery Jesmer ... Buddy (as Jeff Jesmer)
Brian McCulley ... Allan Silliphant
Audrey Walters ... Starlet in Bar #1
Jessica Parnello Jessica Parnello ... Starlet in Bar #2
Tom Auclair Tom Auclair ... Frederick Kopp
Helen Trencher ... Korey Alden
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Storyline

At first watch most viewers find many of the sequences in The Creeping Terror so unbelievably awful and ineptly executed that the movie transcends the sci-fi and horror genres and delves into the realm of comedy. But the story behind the film contains all of the elements of classic movie-making that director Art Nelson would have killed to have in The Creeping Terror. It's the sci-fi Ed Wood told by the actual people who helped bring The Creeping Terror to life, recounting the desperate tales of Art Nelson by those who knew him best. There are rather elegantly produced scenes to set up the actual, and hilarious, footage from The Creeping Terror, also included in CREEP! The real monster was behind the camera. Written by Anonymous

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Con Artist, Psychopath, Movie Director. See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Slithering Carpets See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color
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Goofs

The Creeping Terror was in production from 1962-1964, when Charles Manson was in federal prison. Manson was not released until 1967 and did not live at the Spahn Ranch until he and his "family" were evicted from their San Francisco living quarters in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Art Nelson: It's okay kids! Sometimes shit just comes outa the sky!
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This is a new genre of film making
7 July 2015 | by chrissewardSee all my reviews

This film is a must see. I was pleasantly surprised how it took on an almost new genre of film making. The Creep Behind The Camera was not a documentary or a re- enactment of real life events, but a combination of both. There were interviews with real people who actually experienced the terror of Vic Savage/Art Nelson and also well placed areas where they showed the story unfolding before your eyes. The craziest part is that this film tells a true story! It's not exaggerated and that makes this film so much better! There were definitely parts where I could not believe this story actually happened... however, the further you dive into this movie, the stranger and stranger this true story of the creep behind the camera gets. This movie is an absolute MUST SEE!


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